A woman who allegedly scammed an elementary school’s Parent Teacher Organization out of $15,000 used her children this morning as lookouts in an attempt to evade arrest, Longmont police said.

Officers have repeatedly gone to the home of Cali Blash, who is accused of identity theft and theft for allegedly swindling the Northridge Elementary School’s PTO out of $15,000 when she was co-president of that organization, said Tim Lewis, commander of detectives at the Longmont Police Department.

In recent months, Blash failed to appear in court on allegations that she pocketed money collected by the PTO, paying off her credit cards and grocery bills with the organization’s money, said Lewis.

Most recently, the 31-year-old Blash failed to appear on March 12.

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Sometimes things like this happen


3/31/2009 6:11:00 PM

Doubt the headline is actually true, I bet the cops rolled up, kid said “mommy the police are here” and she ran off.


3/31/2009 6:17:58 PM

Only in Longmont.


3/31/2009 6:20:58 PM

Wait. Is using your kids as lookouts illegal?



3/31/2009 6:28:59 PM